Party Feature: Buttercup Days

We came across this adorable party by Buttercup Days on Pinterest and knew we had to share! Using our favourite products by French brand My Little Day, this 10th birthday celebration mixed and matched gorgeous party products for an oh so sweet result.

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: black bow plates, pink diamond plates, yellow triangle napkins, metallic silver mylar confetti, twine

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: seapunk tassel garland kit, baking cups

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: black bow plates, twine

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: black bow plates, twine, baking cups

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: pink diamond cups, paper straws, baking cups, yellow triangle napkins

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: pink diamond plates, pink diamond cups, paper straws, transparent balloons, confetti

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: seapunk tassel garland kit

Party feature - Buttercup Days - Simply Sweet Soirees blogProducts available from Simply Sweet Soirees: seapunk tassel garland kit

To view the full post please visit Buttercup Days and for all your party supplies, including products by My Little Day, shop online with worldwide delivery here!

xx Mardi and Nicole

Easter Baking Ideas

We’re embracing the sweet traditions of Easter by baking up a pastel storm in the kitchen. It’s a wonderful time of the year to spoil the kiddos with some home made treats and it can be so much fun decorating your creations – an all round winner!

These ideas vary from very basic for the novice baker to something more sophisticated that requires a certain level of skill, but there is something there for everyone! We’d love to see some pictures of your Easter baked delights!!

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - BakerellaBakerella

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - Munchkin MunchiesMunchkin Munchies

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - PillsburyPillsbury

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - Mojo Wypieki via Whole KitchenMojo Wypieki via Whole Kitchen

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - So How's It TasteSo How’s It Taste?

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - Styling My EverydayStyling My Everyday

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - PizzazzeriePizzazzerie

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - Mojo WypiekiMojo Wypieki

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - Cake JournalCake Journal

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - La Receta De La FelicidadLa Receta De La Felicidad

Easter Baking Ideas - Simply Sweet Soirees - Bubbly Nature CreationsBubbly Nature Creations

At Simply Sweet Soirees we have a great variety of beautiful, high quality products to make your Easter celebrations perfect. You won’t be disappointed with our ranges of tableware,baking cups, favour bags and boxes, decorations and everything in between!

Easter products available from Simply Sweet Soirees

xx Mardi and Nicole

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valentine’s Day

If you are one of those people who relishes any excuse to craft with the kids, then Valentine’s Day must be one of the best excuses around! Whether it’s sweet little mailboxes, gorgeous handmade cards or beautiful hanging decorations, Valentine’s Day craft is the perfect (non commercial) way to celebrate love!

Here are a few of our favourite kid friendly Valentine’s Day craft ideas and be sure to check out the shop for lots of gorgeous Washi tapes, beautiful heart stickers and pretty paper bags too!

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valentine's DayMartha Stewart

 Get Crafty with the kids this Valentine's Day - Yarn Hearts - Family ChicFamily Chic

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valentine's Day - Valentine Boxes - Inchmarkinchmark

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valenyine's Day - Watercolour Valentines -  Nest of PosiesNest of Posies

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valentine's Day - Robot Valentines - Lisa StormsLisa Storms

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valentine's Day - DIY Woven Paper Valentines Heart - Improvised Lifeimprovised life

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valentine's Day - Valentines Fish - Disney FamilyDisney Family

Get Crafty with the Kids this Valentine's Day - Washi Tape Heart - Creative.Craft.LoveCreative.Craft.Love

Wine and Glue

Get Crafty with the KIda this Valentine's Day - Valentine Bookmarks - A Little Delightfula little delightful

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

xx Mardi and Nicole

School Lunchbox Ideas The Kids Will Love

I cannot believe it’s that time of year again already and with two kiddies at full time school this year I’ve been busy stocking the freezer with lunchbox friendly foods. One of my munchkins is super fussy due to some sensory sensitivity issues so I try to pack healthier options with hidden goodies like grated fruit and vegies or added fibre through bran, oats and flax to boost his nutrition. Pre-baked and portioned options suit me so that I can save time in the mornings by just pulling their snacks out of the freezer and popping them straight in their lunchboxes – they defrost during the morning and are ready to eat by recess.

These lunchbox ideas are also great party foods, especially for toddlers when you may not want to overload them with junk foods. They’re easy, freeze well and are all nut free.

What other sorts of foods do you like to send to school with your kids?

Vegie Smugglers via Natural New Age MumCheese Puffs by Vegie Smugglers via Natural New Age Mum

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Taste.com.auCarrot, Zucchini and Parsnip Frittata Fingers by Taste.com.au

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Vegie SmugglersChocolate, Bran, Zucchini Muffins by Vegie Smugglers

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Donna HayBacon and Cheese Bread Quiches by Donna Hay

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Taste.com.auApple and Oat Muffins by Taste.com.au

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Food For My FamilyMacaroni Cheese by Food For My Family

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - SkinnytasteHam, Cheese and Tomato Popsicle Sticks by Skinnytaste

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Be A Fun MumPizza Scrolls by Be A Fun Mum

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Jamie OliverBreakfast Pancakes by Jamie Oliver

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Wanna Come With?Apple Cheddar Muffins by Wanna Come With?

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Culinary Couture BlogDouble Chocolate, Zucchini Muffins by Culinary Couture Blog

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Donna HayBacon and Zucchini Slice by Donna Hay

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Pinch Of YumOatmeal, Flax and Blueberry Muffins by Pinch Of Yum

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Cooking For Busy MumsChicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls by Cooking For Busy Mums

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Additive Free BitesBliss Balls by Additive Free Bites

 
 

xx Mardi and Nicole

15 Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer

It’s the middle of summer and yep, it’s stinking hot! We’re still in party mood too catching up with family and friends over the holidays and Australia Day is just around the corner. It’s got me thinking about ways for everyone to cool off while celebrating and these drinkalicious recipes really fit the bill.

Depending on the occasion something spiked may not go astray but for those times when you don’t want to indulge or even share with the kiddos there are some alcohol free mocktails thrown in too. Scroll through this collection for refreshing ideas and click on the links for their recipes.

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Lemongrass Mint Lime Spritzers - via West ElmLemongrass Mint Lime Spritzers via West Elm Blog

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Watermelon Cucumber Cooler - Noshing With The NolandsWatermelon Cucumber Cooler by Noshing With The Nolands

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade - Gimme Some OvenSparkling Strawberry Lemonade by Gimme Some Oven

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Pink Prosecco Punch - Damn DeliciousPeach Prosecco Punch by Damn Delicious

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Virgin Mojito - Taste and FlavoursVirgin Mojitos by Taste and Flavours

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Watermelon Mint Cocktail - PopsugarWatermelon Mint Cocktail by Popsugar

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail - La Fuji MamaBlackberry Vanilla Mocktail by La Fuji Mama

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Spicy Tequila Sunrise - Gimme Some OvenSpicy Tequila Sunrise by Gimme Some Oven

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Rosewater, Lemon and Mint Mocktail - queen.com.auRosewater, Lemon and Mint Mocktail by Queen

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Mango Colada - The KitchnMango Colada by The Kitchn

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Raspberry Peach LemonadeRaspberry Peach Lemonade by Damn Delicious

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Shirley Temple Mocktail - This Lil PigletShirley Temple Mocktail by This Lil Piglet

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Gingerbeer Mojito - Gimme Some OvenGingerbeer Mojito Recipe by Gimme Some Oven

Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz - Design SpongeRuby Red Grapefruit Fizz via Design Sponge

 Drinkalicious Recipes To Quench Your Summer- Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Fresh Pineapple Margaritas - Gimme Some OvenFresh Pineapple Margaritas by Gimme Some Oven

xx Mardi and Nicole

Free Christmas Treat Bag Toppers

‘Tis the season for classmate Christmas presents and with two beautiful children at school this year I wanted to create something that was cute, not too difficult to make in large numbers and didn’t break the bank all at the same time! I thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted them to hand out sweets because of the huge influx of goodies being given out by friends everyday but in the end that’s what the boys wanted to give – after all it’s only Christmas once a year, right?!

Inspired in design by the Reindeer Food Bag Toppers from A Little Delightful, these toppers can be used on bags filled with any sort of goodies from M&M’s to candy canes or even popcorn. Add your child’s name to the blank space on the back and you’ve got a sweet and personal gift that their friends are sure to love!

Free Merry Christmas Treat Bag Toppers from Simply Sweet Soirees

Free Merry Christmas Treat Bag Toppers from Simply Sweet Soirees

Download (PDF, 314KB)

xx Mardi and Nicole

Pop! Fizz! Clink! Fantastic New Years Eve Party Ideas

It’s that time of year again and Christmas isn’t the only major celebration we’re looking forward to. New Years Eve is a time to reflect on the year that was and welcome in the new – with a bang! Traditional colours of black and metallics reflect the very adult nature of the night for many of us and we’ve put together a compilation of styling ideas around this concept. Enjoy!

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - via Pretty In Palm Springsvia Pretty In Palm Springs

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Studio DIY via Balloon TimeStudio DIY via Balloon Time

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - PizzazzeriePizzazzerie

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - The Sweetest Occasion via ExaminerThe Sweetest Occasion via Examiner

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - AnthropologieAnthropologie

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Sprinkle BakesSprinkle Bakes

 New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Sensationally Sweet Events via HWTMSensationally Sweet Events via HWTM

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - For RentFor Rent

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Oh Happy DayOh Happy Day

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - via Hometalkvia Hometalk

New Years Eve Party Inspiration - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - EviteEvite

New Years Eve products available at Simply Sweet SoireesProducts available at Simply Sweet Soirees

For all your party decorations (especially for New Years Eve!) please visit the shop.

 

xx Mardi and Nicole

Free Teacher Appreciation Christmas Gift Tags

The older our kids get the more we have come to appreciate just how vital having a great  teacher is. There is no doubt that it would have to be one of the most challenging and important positions in our community and with the end of the school year and Christmas approaching it’s time to show them a little extra love.

In the past we’ve given sweet treats including chocolates, gingerbread and one year even made our own strawberry jam. My favourite teacher gift though is definitely of the living variety – plants. Flowers would have to brighten up anyone’s day and if you choose something edible like a herb or strawberry plant it really does become the gift that keeps on giving! With a little extra attention in the packaging department you can make this inexpensive present reflect your appreciation of their hard work all year with your kiddies. Place them in a tin pail or berry basket with some ribbon and twine for an easy and pretty gift.

We’re so excited to be able to offer these free teacher appreciation gift tag printables created by the very talented Millie May Design. Available in two different sizes and with five designs they are the perfect final touch to add to your gift.

Free Christmas Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag Printables by Millie May Design - Simply Sweet Soirees blog

Free Christmas Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag Printables by Millie May Design - Simply Sweet Soirees blog

Free Christmas Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag Printables by Millie May Design - Simply Sweet Soirees blog -

Download (PDF, 674KB)

To view more of Millie May Design’s beautiful work please visit their website and don’t forget to stay in touch on Facebook!

We’ve got your packaging needs covered at Simply Sweet Soirees – visit the shop to purchase tin pails, berry baskets, ribbon, twine and all your favourite Christmas goodies.

xx Mardi and Nicole

20 Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables

We love, love, love Christmas and of course a huge part of the occasion is giving gifts. Presentation is always so important when giving a present and we have made this super easy with our compilation of 20 free Christmas gift tag printables. No matter what sort of styling you’re aiming for there’s sure to be something just right in this collection.

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printable by Bonjour Berry for Simply Sweet Soirees

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printable by Bonjour Berry for Simply Sweet SoireesBonjour Berry for Simply Sweet Soirees

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Dear Miss Modern

Dear Miss Modern

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Eat Drink ChicEat Drink Chic

World LabelLia Griffith via World Label

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Stephanie Fizer ColemanStephanie Fizer Coleman

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Simple As ThatSimple As That

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Sass & PerilSass & Peril

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Oana BefortOana Befort

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Minted StrawberryMinted Strawberry

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Lia GriffithLia Griffith

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Kelli MurrayKelli Murray

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Eat Drink ChicEat Drink Chic

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Eat Drink Chic Eat Drink Chic

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Design CorralDesign Corral

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Delphine DoreauDelphine Doreau

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Carina ScrobeckiCarina Scrobecki

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - BORABORA

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Studio SjoesjoeStudio Sjoesjoe

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - The Celebration ShoppeThe Celebration Shoppe

Free Christmas Gift Tag Printables - Simply Sweet Soirees blog - Two Twenty OneTwo Twenty One

We have a great range of gorgeous Christmas packaging products along with some stunning decorations and everything you need to set the most beautiful Christmas table in the shop!

 

xx Mardi and Nicole

8 Heavenly Homemade Popsicle Recipes

I love a sweet treat and on a hot summer’s day there’s nothing better than a delicious, icy popsicle to cool down. They’re a favourite treat for after school in our house and they don’t have to always be unhealthy – my kids love pureed strawberries and yoghurt or apple juice served cold on a stick. They’re also fantastic treats to serve if you have friends or family coming over to enjoy a meal and there’s no clean up involved (other than sticky hands and faces).

I will happily admit that this collection of homemade popsicle recipes has me itching to get into the kitchen and the only problem is choosing which one to try first (I’m thinking Pink Grapefruit Mojito!!). Which recipes are you going to try?

Chocolate and Coconut Popsicles by Posh Little DesignsChocolate and Coconut Popsicles by Posh Little Designs

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles by Chocolate & CarrotsChocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles by Chocolate & Carrots

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles via CBOLTChocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles via CBOLT

Mango Chia Popsicles by Jelly Toast BlogMango Chia Popsicles by Jelly Toast Blog

Mint Chocolate Popsicles by Tutti DolciMint Chocolate Popsicles by Tutti Dolci

Pink Grapefruit Mojito Popsicles by Savory Lotus Pink Grapefruit Mojito Popsicles by Savory Lotus

Sweet Peach Iced Tea Popsicles by Paper & StitchSweet Peach Iced Tea Popsicles by Paper & Stitch

Wooden popsicle sticks available from Simply Sweet SoireesWooden popsicle sticks available at Simply Sweet Soirees

 

xx Mardi and Nicole

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